Ser Luck: Govt to look into foreign worker levy

Cost of levy looms large among worries raised by businesses; policy response could be prioritised -BT

Coca-Cola Singapore Beverages to shut Tuas plant; commits US$100m investment

Coca-Cola will move its bottling plant operations to Malaysia. -Reuters

China's Country Garden plans debut Islamic bond in Malaysia

Country Garden Holdings Company Ltd plans a debut sale of Islamic bonds, or sukuk, from a 1.5 billion ringgit (S$490 million) programme set up by its Malaysian subsidiary. -Reuters

Singapore companies to benefit from TPP: Trade minister

The TPP deal was reached successfully on Oct 5 in Atlanta after more than five years of negotiations. -AsiaOne

FairPrice among firms yet to sign 'haze-free' declaration

It wants Asia Pulp and Paper to clarify practices; will act against errant suppliers. -ST

TPP deal reached after 5 years of intense negotiations

A far-reaching trade deal covering 40 per cent of the world economy was finally struck yesterday after five years of intense negotiations and several controversies. -ST

Indonesia rupiah "far too undervalued": Central bank deputy governor

A recent rebound in Indonesia's rupiah currency is due to global factors as well as domestic policy measures, the deputy governor of the central bank told Reuters. -Reuters

Putting his money into what Grabz him most

Entrepreneur’s love for investing and the people skills he picked up drive his business. -ST

Closing date for bids for 77 Robinson Rd postponed by 2 weeks

Property consultancy group DTZ South East Asia has delayed the Oct 15 closing date for the exercise by about two weeks. -BT

Draft beer and scribble walls: Welcome to Facebook's Singapore office

Prepare to be riddled with envy. Facebook just moved to a new office in Singapore, its Asia-Pacific headquarters, and it's the work-space of which dreams are made. -CNBC

Ho Ching to return to Temasek in October

Mr Lee Theng Kiat, president of TI, has also been appointed CEO of TI, with effect from Oct 1. -AsiaOne

A tale of two cities

The two cities see each other as rivals. Singapore markets itself as the gateway to Asia, notably Southeast Asia, while Hong Kong has benefited from its status as the gateway to China. -BT

Over $413m accepted in 1st issue of S'pore Savings Bonds

Earlier this month, MAS unveiled the first issue details, with the bonds promising 2.63 per cent of average coupon rate per annum over 10 years. -ST

Ringgit reaches 17-year low of 3.12 against Singdollar

The Singapore dollar touched a six-year low of S$1.4335. -Reuters